Over the weekend, we made a St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Tub. It was a lot of fun for the boys and I’m eager to show you how to make it! Here’s what I used:
*dry green peas
*green pipe cleaners (I twisted them to look like 4-leaf clovers)
*green puff ball string (from Michaels)
The only thing missing were gold coins. I would’ve loved for the boys to try to find gold coins in the rice mixture, but I went to four stores and couldn’t find any! Does anyone know where to get gold coins??
Exploring and beginning to make a mess! That’s what I love about sensory play. They can be messy, but so much learning is going on! Children need lots of free, unstructured play time. Allowing them to discover and be creative helps them learn and grow! I know it may seem messy, but trust me–this is important for their development!
Troy decided to play with the sensory tub differently. He took his new dump truck and filled it with the mixture. Instead of scooping, he had an idea to fill plastic eggs up and then dump the contents into the truck. Love his creative mind!
We had a blast discovering and playing with this sensory tub. The green colors reminds me that fresh green grass and plants of spring are just around the corner. Hoping the rest of winter goes by quickly! Have a great day!!